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Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook

May 12, 2010, 20:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Dwyer)

"How angry is the world at Facebook for devouring every morsel of personal information we are willing to feed it?

"A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab downtown on Mercer Street, decided to build a social network that wouldn't force people to surrender their privacy to a big business. It would take three or four months to write the code, and they would need a few thousand dollars each to live on.

"They gave themselves 39 days to raise $10,000, using an online site, Kickstarter, that helps creative people find support."

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